Course Overview

Lancaster University has a long history of providing high quality Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) training for over five years.  The programme is fully accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) to enable graduates to apply for accreditation as Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists.   The programme is based within the Division of Health and Medicine which provides various practice based training including Medicine and the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. 

The programme follows the curriculum developed by the Department of Health guidelines for High Intensity CBT training (DoH, 2008).  The training aims to ensure that trainees reach a level of competence that will enable them to obtain the outcomes reported in the relevant NICE guidance.

Practitioners will receive specialist training which focuses on assessing and treating adults with depression and anxiety disorders using evidence based cognitive and behavioural treatment protocols.  The programme also provides specialist training on working with post-traumatic stress disorder, substance misuse and ‘trans diagnostic’ work.

The programme is aimed at experienced mental health professionals (e.g. nurses, social workers, psychological wellbeing practitioner etc.) who wish to become competent within CBT for adults.